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Mémoires sur les cent jours, en forme de lettres; Par M. Benjamin Constant. 1-2.
- Paris, Béchet Ainé, 1820-22. 8vo. (4),+ 182; (4),+ 196 pp. Foxing and spotting, and with a few leaves with tears at margins. Somewhat worn contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments, marbled boards, tear on top of front board. First edition of the liberal politician Benjamin Constant?s relation of his activities during Napoleon?s last time in power. He was in oppposition to Napoleon and followed Mme de Staël in exile). He returned however to Paris in 1813 and worked in opposition for his ideas of a constitutional monarchy. When Napoleon returned after Elba, Constant took his side, and become a member on the Conseil d'État, and thereby hurting his political reputation. He was critical to the restauration and took part in the 1830 uprising. Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (1767-1830) was an important french liberal politician, author and political philosopher, with a theory of a constitutional monarchy, in which the Royal power was intended only to be a neutral power, protecting, balancing and restraining the excesses of the executive and the legislature powers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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